D.A. (Music Education), Ball State University
M.A. (Vocal pedagogy) University of Iowa
B.S. (Music Education), Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Paxcia-Bibbins is an Associate Professor of Music at Bridgewater State University, specializing in music education and general music. She teaches elementary and secondary vocal methods courses, fundamentals of music, and music listening. Dr. Paxcia-Bibbins acts as faculty advisor for the Bridgewater chapter, Chapter #1029, MCMENC, (the Massachusetts Collegiate Music Educators National Conference). She has also initiated an Orff Certification program and hosted Massachusetts teachers and students in programs for SGMM (Society for General Music in Massachusetts).
Paxcia-Bibbins has extensive public school teaching experience at the elementary and the secondary levels in Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and Pennsylvania. In higher education, before Bridgewater, she had taught at Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA, Marian College, Indianapolis, IN, and Blackhawk College, Moline, Ill. She holds three levels of Orff certification and has added training in the Kodaly method and the 4MAT learning styles method.
Dr. Paxcia-Bibbins is currently the higher education representative for SGMM. Her publishing credits include articles in the Music Educators Journal, the Pennsylvania Bulletin for Research in Music Education, General Music Today, American Recorder, and Orff Echo. She is a member of MENC (Music Educators National Conference), AOSA (American Orff-Schulwerk Association), OAKE (Organization of American Kodaly Educators), and ARS (American Recorder Society).
Last Modified: March 4, 2011